Community Fund Grants

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Organization Year Amountsort descending Initiative Program Project Description Neighborhoods
Safe Horizon 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To promote the health and safety of survivors of domestic violence and its essential frontline staff through increased cleaning, wages, and technology to provide video conference counseling and legal services. Boroughwide
Ali Forney Center 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To increase COVID-19 vaccine outreach, education, and navigation led by the organization’s Health Counselor both online and to individuals visiting the drop-in center. Boroughwide
Drive Change 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For direct cash assistance to out-of-work restaurant and hospitality fellows, as well as to provide resources to transition its culinary training program for formerly incarcerated citizens to online remote learning. Boroughwide
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide direct cash assistance to older adult patients for food and PPE, and to purchase tablets that will facilitate safe telehealth visits for older adults. Boroughwide, Brownsville, East Flatbush
Haitian American Community Coalition 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide remote care for clients and develop a team to provide COVID-19 testing referrals and health outreach. Boroughwide
DRUM - Desis Rising Up & Moving 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support South Asian and Indo-Caribbean working class undocumented immigrants in Kensington, including emergency food delivery, supplies, and building out a mutual aid network. Kensington
Safe Passage Project 2018 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Immediate Response Grants To provide legal and support services for Central American families impacted by the Federal government's border separation policy Boroughwide
Council of Peoples Organization 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide meals to homebound older adults and a weekly food distribution, wellness calls to our senior center participants, and benefits assistance to low-wage workers. Midwood, Kensington
UA3 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For emergency fresh food delivery to underserved locations including senior homes, NYCHA residences, and other low-income housing in Brooklyn. Boroughwide, Sunset Park
IMPACCT Brooklyn 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide financial assistance, protective supplies, food, and travel assistance to Black and Latinx, low-income households in Central Brooklyn. Boroughwide, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights
CABS Home Attendants Service, Inc. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide supplies to protect frontline home care workers and enable the continuous provision of care to over 830 vulnerable Brooklyn residents. Boroughwide
Business Center for New Americans 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support immigrant and refugee small and micro business owners with client services, webinars, assistance in accessing relief programs, emergency loans, and cash grants. Boroughwide
Ascendus 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide support to small business entrepreneurs of color in Brooklyn as they apply for PPP and NY Forward loan forgiveness in addition to continued lending for those excluded from traditional banking institutions. Boroughwide
Center for Family Life in Sunset Park 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide emergency cash assistance to 39 low-wage, undocumented worker-owners of CFL-supported cooperative small businesses in the cleaning industry to address the economic impact of lost wages. Boroughwide
United Chinese Association of Brooklyn 2016 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Emergency Grants Support for neighborhood-based, immigrant-led organizations working on the frontlines to address legal, safety, and civil rights issues. Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Sunset Park
Project EATS 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support residents of Brownsville/East New York, including distribution of locally-grown produce and supplemental foods with the support of youth workers, a community newsletter, and contactless community activities. Brownsville, East New York
Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency cash assistance, support and counseling, and up-to-date COVID-19 health information to undocumented, low-wage workers. Boroughwide
Spanish Speaking Elderly Council: RAICES 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide continuous support to older adult immigrants through new remote services, teleconferences, wellness calls, and food delivery support. Boroughwide
New Sanctuary Coalition 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants To support immigrant-led efforts that mobilize interfaith congregations to defend families facing deportation, build awareness of unjust immigration policies, and serve as witnesses in immigration court and detention centers. NSC is developing a cohort of Sanctuary Congregations in Brooklyn and citywide to provide housing for individuals and families at risk of deportation while they pursue a stay of deportation or suspension of their case entirely. Funds also support leadership trainings, ongoing legal clinics, and a rapid response volunteer network of immigrants and allies. Boroughwide
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To address the general lack of knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccine, and fear and misinformation about vaccine safety, in communities of color across the borough through outreach at neighborhood businesses and gathering spaces. Boroughwide
Pure Legacee Inc 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support vulnerable young women of color directly impacted by the criminal justice system and who are aging out of foster care, by providing emergency financial support and virtual support services. Boroughwide
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For the VLP COVID-19 Frontline Workers Initiative that provides 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East members free legal services to prepare life planning documents, and for the VLP Probate Initiative that provides free legal services in probate matters for New York City residents facing the death of a family member from COVID-19. Boroughwide
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide COVID-19 vaccine education and outreach in partnership with community-based organizations in Coney Island. Coney Island
Endangered Language Alliance 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support up to 50 Indigenous and Native American families in Borough Park, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, and Bushwick with culturally appropriate food deliveries, cleaning supplies, funds to pay rent or utility bills, and a remote textiles workshop. Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bushwick
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To build a mutual aid group for Haitian refugees and undocumented communities, to provide emergency food, health care information, and cash assistance, as well continuous provision of interpreters for remote legal support. Boroughwide
Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To provide very low income families with immediate financial assistance in the form of gift cards to local supermarkets and MetroCards. Cypress Hills
Public Housing Communities 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide personal protection equipment, including gloves and masks, to residents of NYCHA housing developments in Brooklyn. Boroughwide
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To support Mutual Aid NYC, a hotline to connect vulnerable residents in communities of color who have limited access to technology with volunteers delivering groceries and prescriptions. Boroughwide
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To purchase and distribute supplies to young people enrolled in the organization’s high school equivalency preparation classes and Jobs for American’s Graduates employment program. Boroughwide
Black Excellence Collective 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide PPP, nonperishable goods and mini cash grants to members of marginalized communities. Boroughwide
Community Food Advocates 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund For advocacy to ensure that the Department of Education's food distribution program is scaled effectively, helping to identify problem areas and making key recommendations to meet families needs. Boroughwide
The Urban Justice Center, Domestic Violence Project 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant For direct assistance and programmatic support for people experiencing domestic violence. Boroughwide
NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives 2021 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Immediate Response Grant To provide emergency cash grant assistance to members across Brooklyn and Queens communities. These emergency cash grants will be paid to cover mostly rent and utility costs. Boroughwide
St. Nicks Alliance Corp. 2020 $10,000 Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund To support a full-time delivery driver to bring food from local pantries to residents of two NYCHA developments with high concentrations of older adults. Boroughwide
Safe Horizon 2017 $10,000 Immigrant Rights Fund Immigrant Rights Fund Sustained Response Grants For Safe Horizon’s Immigration Law Project (ILP) to expand services to immigrant victims of crime, abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, and torture in Brooklyn—particularly those with complex immigration matters, at risk of being removed from the United States. Funds will also increase training for frontline staff at community-based social service agencies so that they are informed on current immigration policies and practices. This includes staff at local hospitals, schools, shelters, and places of worship. Boroughwide

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